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Is It Normal for My AC to Turn On and Off?

April 16, 2021

When an air conditioner (AC) turns on and off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling. It’s fairly common, but when this happens it means there’s something wrong with your air conditioner. So what should you do?

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Video – When Do I Need to Replace the Batteries in My Smoke Detector?

March 30, 2021

Change the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors when you change your clocks for daylight savings. It’s an easy reminder to replace them and is very important for your safety!

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Listen to Your HVAC System

March 15, 2021

Unusual sounds may indicate the need for a tune-up, cleaning, or repair. The experts at West Mechanical can decipher the noise and get your system back on track. They have the knowledge and experience it takes to keep your HVAC equipment running at peak efficiency and delivering the comfort you expect in your Bellingham home.

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Video – Indoor Electrical Safety

February 26, 2021

Keep your home safe from fire and electrocution by understanding basic indoor electrical safety procedures. Be sure to check extension cords, light bulbs, outlets, appliances, etc. for anything that could be hazardous.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Turning On and Off Frequently?

February 12, 2021

Homeowners generally favor heat pumps for their efficiency. However, a number of common issues can cause them to run very inefficiently. When your unit turns on and off continuously, this can significantly drive up your energy bill and damage its parts.

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Electrical Safety Tips

January 16, 2021

In today’s world of do-it-yourself everything, where answers to all questions seem only a Google search away, it’s easy to be tempted to take on things that may be out of our range of experience. Although this can be a way to learn new skills, the area of electrical work should always be left to a qualified electrician. Tackling electrical maintenance or repairs without professional training can cause serious injury or death as well as lead to things like fire hazards in your Bellingham home.

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Video – Upgrade Your Furnace

December 29, 2020

Upgrade your furnace for increased energy efficiency and heating cost reduction.

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The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

December 16, 2020

In the winter, being snug as a bug in a rug in your home can be cozy, but it can also play havoc with your indoor air quality (IAQ) here in Washington creating some significant health problems. At West Mechanical, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality.

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Video – Indoor Air Quality Is Important to Your Family’s Health & Well-being

November 30, 2020

Air quality in your home is important to your family’s health. Having the right humidity levels, changing your filters regularly and installing air-cleaning or filtration systems like UV lights and air scrubbers.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

November 13, 2020

Heat pumps can cause your Orcas Island home’s circuit breaker to trip for a variety of reasons. Though it might be frustrating, remember your circuit breaker is there to protect you. A trip may just be a fluke, but repeated tripping indicates an error that needs to be corrected.

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